1879 History of Menard & Mason Counties
Chicago
Published by: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
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Mason County

Township Officers
Page 554

In this connection we will give a list of the principal township officers elected at the annual town meetings since the adoption of township organization. We will state, however, that the two Justices of the Peace elected in this township after it was organized a voting precinct and thereby separated from Salt Creek Township were William Hibberd and William Pollock in 1857. In 1861, William Hibberd was succeeded by his brother Israel Hibberd, who, with the exception of one short interval, has held the office by re-election from that time until now.

The first election under township organization was held in the old frame schoolhouse (which was recently removed and converted into a machine-shop), April 1, 1862, at which town meeting Rev. John Andrews presided as Moderator, and George Young acted as Clerk.

The full list of officers elected at that meeting was as follows: R. A. Hurt, Supervisor; John H. Duvall, Town Clerk; John S. Wilburn, Assessor; William Warnock, Jr., Collector; C. Hume, Overseer Poor; J. C. Temple, W. H. Mitchell, E. M. Douglas, Commissioners of Highways; Israel Hibberd, Dr. W. J. Chamblin, Justices of the Peace; J. L. Hastings, William McDown, Constables.

Year Supervisor		Town Clerk		Assessor		Collector
1863 B. A. Rosebrough ...Abram Swing.........W. J. Chamblin.....William Warnock, Jr. 1864 J. S. Wilburn.......Abram Swing.........Joseph Taylor......William Warnock, Jr. 1865 J. S. Wilburn.......Samuel Sites........Joseph Taylor......William Warnock, Jr. 1866 J. L. Hastings......Dr. J. A. Walker....S. D. Swing........William Warnock, Jr. 1867 Cortes Hume.........Israel Hibberd......Joseph Taylor......J. S. Wilburn 1868 J. S. Baner.........William Hibberd.....Nelson Warnock.....William Warnock, Jr. 1869 Edward Copland......G. W. Ellsberry.....D. W. Wilson ......William Warnock, Jr. 1870 D. E. LeSourd.......S. M. Badger........Joseph Taylor......J. A. Phelps 1871 D. E. LeSourd.......J. C. Ellsberry.....Joseph Taylor......S. M. Badger 1872 W. H. Mitchell......J. J. Strome........Joseph Taylor......S. M. Badger 1873 D. E. LeSourd.......Dr. J. A. Walker....Joseph Taylor......J. C. Ellsberry 1874 Augustus Green......U. Naylor...........Joseph Taylor......Dr. J. A. Walker 1875 P. Norton...........J. C. Ellsberry.....Joseph Taylor......B. A. Rosebrough 1876 B. A. Rosebrough....J. C. Ellsberry.....A. L. Clary........J. C. Johnson 1877 B. A. Rosebrough....J. C. Ellsberry.....A. S. Jackson......J. H. Faith 1878 B. A. Rosebrough....J. C. Ellsberry.....A. S. Jackson......George Brooker 1879 B. A. Rosebrough....J. C. Ellsberry.....A. S. Jackson......W. H. Tooker

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